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2019 Genesis Semi-Finalists

Genesis


Here are the semi-finalists for the 2019 Genesis Contest.

Contemporary (9 Semi-Finalists due to a tie)


Amanda Everett
Julia Kay
Lois Kennis
Terri McAdoo
Jeanie Nance
Michelle Nebel
Katie Powner
Hannah Vanderpool
Holly Varni

Historical (up to Vietnam Era)


Jennifer Lynn Cary
Floss Craig
Randy Haglund
K.D. Holmberg
Kendy Pearson
Amy Renaud
Christina Weeks

Historical Romance


Dawne Beckel
Crystal Caudill
Denise M. Colby
C.F. Gannett
Carolyn Hill
Kendy Pearson
Renee Ann Smith

Mystery/Suspense/Thriller


Matt Aynes (Double Semi-Finalist)
Lisa Betz
PJ Gover ( Double Semi-Finalist)
John Curtis Owens
S.A. Stacy

Novella


Lana Christian
Amre Cortadino
P.M. Gilmer
Erin Gingrich
Keturah Lamb
Micaiah Saldana
Robert Andrew Stevenson

Romance


Deborah Clack (Double Semi-Finalist)
Leslie DeVooght
Barbara Ellin Fox
Becca Kinzer
Rebekah Millet
Ronda Wells

Romantic Suspense (8 Semi-Finalists due to a tie)


Sami Abrams
Michelle Aleckson
Cindy Bonds
Kelly Borjas
Angela Carlisle
Becca Kinzer
Shannon Moore Redmon
Darlene L. Turner

Short Novel


Sami Abrams (Double Semi-Finalist)
Renae Ghrist
Janet Morris Grimes
Heidi Main
Laurie Stroup Smith
David Strege

Speculative


A.J. Marquardt
Tanara McCauley
Laura Melnick
Sarah Sawyer
Pat Schantz
Jenny Whitehurst Smith
Candice Pedraza Yamnitz

Young Adult


K.J. Alexander
Carol Alwood
Kristin Kaldahl
Paul H. Maitland Jr.
Elizabeth Mertz
Cate Touryan
Kristen Young

Genesis finalists will be announced on June 15th. Winners will be awarded during ACFW’s annual conference gala in San Antonio.

Congratulations!